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Don’t Forget About State Laws on HIPAA Breaches

May 10, 2019 | Renal & Urology News

Mintz health care lawyer Dianne Bourque is quoted in this article, which addresses a host of state legislatures—often via consumer protection laws—are redefining what is considered a breach and how providers will need to handle reporting.
Major lobby groups representing diagnostic test makers wrote to House and Senate committee heads on Monday (May 6) asking them to work with stakeholders and FDA to revise their draft legislation that lays out an approach for FDA to regulate in-vitro clinical tests. The groups have different views on FDA’s purview, but they generally agree that diagnostic tests should be regulated differently than traditional medical devices. ML Strategies Senior Director Aaron Josephson talks about this latest draft of the bill.
Alden Bianchi, Chair of Mintz’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice contributed this column discussing how it’s too soon to tell whether the decision in New York v. DOL is a battle in a larger war or the war itself.

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